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Vermont – Drug Task Force Nets 7 Arrests

By admin • Nov 24th, 2008 • Category: Features

DISCLAIMER - Any Charges Reported in these Press Releases are Merely Accusations and the Defendants are Presumed Innocent Unless and Until Proven Guilty.

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Drug Investigation Arrests And Seizures By The Vermont Drug Task Force

Recently the Vermont Drug Task Force concluded multiple investigations into illegal drug activity in the towns of Barre City, Montpelier, Waterbury and Burlington Vermont.

The work of the VTDTF’s Northern unit over the past 4 1/2 months culminated in the arrests of 7 individuals who are now charged with a total of 34 drug crimes. During the course of these investigations the VTDTF used multiple undercover operations, surveillances, and the execution of 4 search warrants approved by the court.

This work by investigators resulted in the seizure of approximately $5,000.00 in cash and one vehicle connected to illegal drug crime.

Undercover operations recovered the following drugs for use as evidence against the defendants in court proceedings:

- Cocaine:  5 ounces and 19 grams
- 145 Bags of Heroin
- 5.4 gram quantity of Heroin powder

Drugs recovered continued:
- Oxycontin: 14 pills
- Dilaudid:   5 pills

During the arrests the following drugs were seized:
- Cocaine: 2 ounces
- Valium: 22 pills

The total estimated street value of the drugs involved is approximately $30,000.00
The 7 suspects arrested by the Vermont Drug Task Force are listed on the pages that follow:

Laura Hernandez (age 53) – Williamstown, VT
                        
1 count Sale of Cocaine
2 counts Aiding in the Commission of a Felony
3 counts Violation of Conditions of Release

Yolanda Slothower (age 30) Waterbury, VT  (Formerly of Barre City)

5 counts Sale of Heroin
(4 counts Washington County, 1 count Windham County)
1 count Sale of Cocaine

Sky Phillips (age 32) Graniteville, VT

1 count Sale of Cocaine
1 count Sale of Depressant/Stimulant/Narcotic Drug

Mark Flint (age 38) Waterbury, VT (Formerly Barre City)

4 counts Sale of Heroin
3 counts Aiding in the Commission of a Felony
3 counts Violations of Conditions of Release

Paul Acosta (age 21) – Roxbury, VT

3 counts Sale of Heroin
3 counts Violation of Conditions of Release

Ian Duvernay (age 28) – Barre City, VT

5 counts Sale of Cocaine
1 count Possession of Cocaine

Adam Desjardin (age 22) Burlington, VT.

3 counts Sale of a Narcotic to wit: Oxycontin
1 Violation of Conditions of Release
INCIDENT: VT Drug Task Force makes multiple drug arrests
ISSUED BY:Captain Thomas Nelson, Lieutenant Leo Bachand 
CONTACT: 802-241-5350 – Waterbury, Vermont
DATE/TIME: August to November 2008   
LOCATION:  The Northern and Central Vermont Area 
SUMMARY: Recent Drug Investigation Arrests And Seizures By The Vermont Drug Task Force

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